3net Channel Service To Bring Unique Brand Of Original 3D Content To Comcast
-- Original 3D Television Series And Specials Premiere On Xfinity 3D January
CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013
CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --3net, the joint venture
24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX, will bring its unique brand of
original, immersive 3D entertainment to Xfinity TV from Comcast. Beginning
Mon., Jan. 28, Xfinity TV customers eligible to receive 3D services will have
access to three hours of unique television available at least five days per
week, including award-winning original 3D television series and specials in a
wide variety of genres. In addition, select 3net programs will also be
available for these customers on Xfinity On Demand in the near future.
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"With 3D televisions already in nearly 25 million U.S. households - and
industry predictions of dramatic in-home 3D growth in 2013 - today's
announcement further solidifies our ongoing commitment to meeting the
ever-growing consumer appetite for high-quality, original 3D television
content," said Tom Cosgrove, President & CEO, 3net. "We're proud to make this
special 3net programming sampler available to Xfinity 3D customers nationwide,
and we look forward to working with Comcast to grow the in-home 3D market by
exposing their audience to the very best in 3net content."
The 3net channel content sampler will premiere on Xfinity 3D Monday, January
28 at 7PM ET, followed by encore presentations Thursdays at 7PM ET, Saturdays
at 3PM and 8PM ET, and Sundays at 11AM ET. New content from the 3net channel
service will premiere on Xfinity 3D each Monday at 7PM ET, with exclusive
themed weeks premiering from February 11 onward.
Monday, January 28:
Storm Surfers (3net Original Series) – This groundbreaking native 3D series
follows surfing legends, best friends and larger-than-life personalities Ross
Clarke-Jones - a Australian Surfing Hall of Fame inductee - and two-time
surfing World Champion Tom Carroll as they work with genius surf-forecaster
Ben Matson to hunt down Mother Nature's biggest waves and surf the planet's
most dangerous breaks.
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) – In this special, viewers take the wheel
for a hot lap with America's favorite spectator sport to experience the
excitement of NASCAR racing and feel the roar as 750-horsepower stock cars are
A Year in Africa (3net Original Special) - Witness what it takes to survive
the elements and to outwit natural enemies. Travel with a herd of elephants in
search of water, and go on a guided Big 5 Safari. Visit Africa's largest
aquarium to learn about sharks and camp out on a beach to investigate growing
up in a seal colony. This is life in the African Wild.
Monday, February 4:
Forgotten Planet (3net Original Series) – This unique 3D series crosses the
globe to reveal some of the strangest places on earth - once vibrant cities
now completely devoid of all humanity. Enter the emptiness of the city of
Chernobyl, walk the halls and streets of abandoned Hashima Island, the Old
West ghost town of Bodie and the transplanted German village of Kolmanskop -
abandoned in the Namibian desert.
River Monsters 3D (3net/Animal Planet Original Special) - In southern Africa
there are rumors of a deadly fish that lurks unseen in the eerie waters of the
Okavango. A killer with shark-like teeth, there are stories of hunting in
packs, feeding frenzies on schooling fish...and even human bodies. Jeremy
Wade is on a mission to see if he can track down and identify this terrifying
China Revealed (3net Original Series) - China's beauty is little seen, often
hidden and always surprising. This hour-long series explores the thronging
cities, epic vistas and spiritual heartlands of this huge and mysterious
country in stunning 3D.
Monday, February 11 – "Construction Junction:"
Building the Brand (3net Original Series) – This series explores amazing
factories, following the creation of some of the world's most iconic products.
From handcrafted Gibson guitars, luxurious Rolls Royce cars, awesome Pierce
fire trucks and the U.S. Army's Apache helicopters, viewers can follow the
build process from blueprint design to the end of the assembly line.
Super Systems (3net Original Series) – This series pulls back the 3D curtain
on some of the most complex systems on the planet, revealing the incredible
people, machines and processes that keep the world around us ticking.
Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscrabble Life (3net Original Series) - This series
follows the exploits of two experienced mountain men as they demonstrate the
kind of backwoods ingenuity required to live off the land and survive the
hardscrabble life deep in the mountains of Appalachia.
3net, the joint venture of Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications and IMAX
Corporation brings together three of the world's leading media, technology and
entertainment companies to provide the nation's first and only fully
programmed, 24/7 3D network available to millions of satellite, cable and IPTV
subscribers in the U.S. The three partners deliver an extraordinary collection
of award-winning 3D content, technology and production expertise, television
distribution and operational strength to the project, with a mission to bring
viewers the highest quality and most immersive in-home 3D viewing experience
possible. The channel features the most extensive library of original, native
programming in the world, featuring genres that are most appealing in 3D,
including natural history, documentary, action/adventure, travel, history,
kids and family, lifestyle and cuisine, concerts, movies, scripted series and
more. The company recently announced the formation of 3net Studios, with a
goal of producing the highest quality native 3D and 4K content source possible
for both its flagship 3net channel as well as partners around the globe. For
more information, please visitwww.3net.com.
Contact: Kristien Brada-Thompson, Priority PR for 3net, +1-310-954-1375,
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